"A strength of the book is its careful integration of model inscriptions into their respective chapters, so well effected as to appear almost effortless... This book should find its niche as a valuable supplement to courses and institutes on Roman history and civilization and general courses in archaeology. It is a good purchase." - New England Classical Newsletter and Journal
In this classic study of the Late Roman Empire, one of this century's most eminent ancient historians surveys social, economic, and administrative developments from the end of the Principate and the accession of Diocletian to the collapse of the empire in the West.